Newser is a news aggregation website based in the United States. It was founded by columnist Michael Wolff in October 2007.[4][5]


The New York Times threatened legal action against Newser for trademark infringement and posting a photograph without permission.[6]

In April, 2010, Newser was accused of not providing sufficient links or credit to original sources.[7][8]

Editor-in-Chief Caroline Miller left the organization at the end of August 2010.[9] Michael Wolff was named editorial director of AdweekMedia on October 4, 2010.[10] Patrick Spain stepped down as CEO on October 18, 2010.[11]


User interaction is handled by several third-party widgets including ShareThis, AddThis, and the Disqus commenting widget.[12]

"Newser by Users" was a feature from 2010 to 2012, which allowed users to write and upload stories directly to the Newser website without editorial review.[13]

"Off The Grid" was an occasional Newser blog by founder Michael Wolff that was written between 2008 and 2010.[12]

Site statistics

Quantcast determined the site saw 5.6 million visits in May 2016.[14]